University of Wisconsin–Madison

Academic and Application Information

Important Recruitment Dates

  • The Clinical Fair will be held on Monday, October 31, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All students interested in participating in a clinical program during the 2019-20 summer/academic year are encouraged to attend. Please print out and bring this guide to the Summer Law Clinics Fair with you. 
  • Applications open in Symplicity on December 3, 2018.
  • All Applications due by January 18, 2019 by 10:59 PM.
  • Interviews may be scheduled between January 29, 2019 and February 13, 2019.  Please note: Each clinic makes a determination about whether or not to interview candidates.  Please see review clinic information on Symplicity to determine whether you will need to participate in an interview.  All clinics that interview will send notice to those students they would like to interview.
  • Initial Offers will begin on February 13, 2019.

Information for Students about Remington Center Clinical Programs:

Below, students will find links to information sheets describing clinical opportunities at the Remington Center, specific information sheets on each of the Center's prison-based clinics, and directions on how to apply for the  prison-based clinics that begin with full-time work during the summer.  In addition, this page provides a brief outline of the summer portion of these prison-based clinics. Because these programs require students to visit prisons, students who are on probation/parole, or who have pending criminal cases against them, cannot be admitted into the program

Application Information for Remington Center prison-based clinics:

  • Educational Benefits
  • More information on application procedures can be found on each individual clinic's homepage. 

Summer course requirements:

  • Law 725, Introduction to Criminal Procedure, is highly recommended, but not required.
  • Students will be enrolled full-time (40 hours/week) for 12 weeks.  They will receive 2 paid vacation days.  In an emergency, a student may be able to arrange additional leave with permission of the supervising attorney; in that case, the student must generally make up time.
  • During the summer program, students are expected to be here for an 8-hour work day minimum. No other part-time jobs are allowed during day.

Credits for summer program:

Students will receive a total of 7 credits for summer program, as follows:

  • 3 credits of "Law & Correctional Institutions" (Law 945) for 3-week intersession.
  • 4 credits of LAIP(Law 862) for 9-week summer session (this is only half the credit students would otherwise get for the 9-week program, because they receive a stipend for other half of their time).
  • Both courses are graded S, S+, S-, U

Summer Stipend and Tuition Remission:

  • In addition to the 7 credits, students will be appointed as part-time Project Assistants for two months of the summer, resulting in a stipend plus a full remission of the summer tuition.
  • We expect the stipend paid for the Project Assistants over the summer to be approximately $2,500.  Students will also receive the value of the 7-credit tuition remission.

Structure of 12-week Summer Program for the Prison-based Clinics:

  • The 3-week intersession will include a substantial amount of classroom orientation.  Most of the 9-week session will focus on clinical work for clients.
  • Students are divided by project; a project may provide additional classroom sessions throughout summer.
  • Students make weekly visits to prisons (we use UW or state fleet cars for transportation).
  • Most work is done in the Remington Center's office.  We supply desks, phones, intranet access, and Internet and printers. Students bring their own computers.
  • Students can expect to participate in weekly small group "reflective" meetings.
  • We will also hold periodic large group meetings/workshops for all 50-plus students in the prison-based clinics.

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